2016 Game 6: BURTON

RB Duo, Lewis & Smith Run Over Pumas as Defense Dominates

Galileo V 18-08 26
Burton V 00-14 14

The Dynamic Duo of running backs, Antonio Lewis and Yarvell Smith, continued to amaze as Galileo improved to 2-1 in league play. The junior, Lewis, known for his blazing track speed and not his power, showed both when he accidentally snatched the shotgun snap while in motion going to his left then cut to go north and somehow stay upright after he got sandwiched by two Burton defenders before sprinting 71 yards for a score. Frosh sensation, Smith added a 37-yard touchdown run to his resume. More impressively, Smith put the game away by opening the second half with a 79-yard kick-off return TD aided by Jet Li with a huge block.

The game started with the Lions taking a 2-0 lead when the Pumas botched a punt snap that sailed over the punter and out of the endzone. From there, Galileo ran off three straight unanswered scores before a facemask call on a 4th down play put Burton in the redzone with a fresh set of downs. The Pumas would put up 8 points there and also recover the onside kick. A long pass by the Pumas set up another score but the 2-pt conversion failed to keep the score at 26-14. After forcing Galileo to punt, the Pumas went to the air but a tipped pass by Galileo linebacker, Demaje Ardis ended up in the hands of Lewis to seal the deal.

Galileo’s defense, behind middle linebacker, Connor Chavela was stout all day, giving the Lions good field position and forcing that safety.

The Lions good win was marred by another ejection-this time, right offensive tackle, Johan Lacayo was whistled for a “open hand swing to an opponent” (video below). He was quickly ejected in the second quarter and the league handed down a 1-game suspension for Lacayo to be served in the next contest against Lincoln. Lacayo becomes the third ejection and suspension for Galileo (Marvell Despanie and Yousef Saber were ejected at the Washington game and consequently suspended for 2 games).

Young Lions Dominated by Pumas in Loss

Galileo FS 00-00 00
Burton FS 36-08 44

The Young Lions received a rude awakening as the more-physical Pumas kept sending runners up the gut to score 44 points and defensively, pitched a shut out. Galileo falls to 2-1 in league play and would have to win out to stay in the hunt for a championship.

#55 Johan Lacayo ejection (right offensive tackle)-at the end of the play he’s at the right side of the screen with the ref in the middle throwing the flag.